The tumult in Troy may not be limited to the departure of a ballyhooed addition to Clay Helton‘s staff.
In the days since Kliff Kingsbury, on the job for a month, left as USC’s offensive coordinator to take over the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, there has been growing speculation that prized 2019 recruit Bru McCoy could be looking to make a move away from the Trojans. This despite the fact that McCoy is already enrolled at the university and has been taking classes this semester.
According to both Adam Maya of TrojanSports.com and Scott Wolf of InsideUSC.com, the wide receiver is not only mulling a transfer from USC, but that Texas is a possible landing spot if he pulls the trigger on a move.
If McCoy does indeed depart, it would serve as a significant blow not only on the field, potentially, for Helton but also to the already-battered perception of his football program.
McCoy is the highest-rated member of USC’s 2019 recruiting class, the only five-star prospect pulled in by Helton & Company this cycle. On 247Sports.com‘s composite board, McCoy was rated as the No. 1 athlete in the country; the No. 2 player at any position in the state of California; and the No. 9 player overall in this class.